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A review of the literature on the effect of airborne particulates matter towards museum visitors and museum artefact

Mohd Din, Shamzani Affendy and Mat Husin, Nur Baiti and Othman, Rashidi and Pengiran Bagul, Awangku Hassanal Bahar (2016) A review of the literature on the effect of airborne particulates matter towards museum visitors and museum artefact. World Applied Sciences Journal, 34 (12). pp. 1659-1666. E-ISSN 1818-4952

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Abstract

Airborne particulates matter is significantly harmful towards museum visitors and displays artefact. The suspension of airborne particulates such as dust, pollens and particles originated from various indoor sources like dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, openings and museum visitors. Meanwhile, the outdoor sources are from construction, industrial, agricultural and transportation activity. Once airborne particulates interact with various substances in the air, it formed into organic or inorganic chemical compounds and then deposited onto the surface of the artefact, which creates deterioration in terms of soiling defect. Besides, particulatesalso can reach the human lung, enter deep into alveoli and dissolve into blood capillaries, thus cause heart attack to the museum visitors. So, the aim of this paper is to review the sources and effects of air pollution and airborne particulates matter, which give the significant impact towards tourist and soiling artefact. This paper reviews the current knowledge of air pollution, particulates pollutants inside museum environment, the impact of airborne particulates towards museum tourist and chemical characteristics of soiling artefact. The currently available studies are biased towards chemical properties of airborne particulates, which affect human health. However, more information on the chemical effect of heavy metal elements such as Ferum, Manganese, Copper, Lead and Zinc towards inorganic artefact and tourist heal this needed to enable risk assessment inside National Museum of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3890/76021/nbm
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airborne Particulates Matter; Soiling Defects; Artefacts; Tourist; Museums
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special topics. Including air pollution, consumer demands,famines, flow of fund etc
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Shamzani Affendy Mohd Din
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 15:01
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 15:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76021

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